We had two big pineapples from our farm sitting on the kitchen counter. Unfortunately they were picked slightly under ripe and green. We usually enjoy fresh pineapple fruits with a pinch of salt but this one was not ripe and sweet enough to be eaten plain. So I thought I will cook something with it. I was looking online for ideas and all I could see was bakes and cakes!! We don’t have an oven here and I just couldn’t resist the thought of some sweet pineapple cake. That’s when I realized that I can make a steamed cake!
I decided to get adventurous and try something different. I decided to make a semolina cake! This is a vegan, eggless steamed cake! Instead of flour I used wheat semolina. With fresh pineapple I used some fresh ginger which added a great spicy touch to it. I used fresh coconut milk but you can also used canned coconut milk. White sugar was all I had but I am sure brown sugar or any other sweetener will work well. I had to use ½ cup of sugar as my pineapple was not ripe and sweet. If you are using good sweet fruit use just a couple of tablespoons of sugar.
Wheat semolina resulted in a moist and fluffy cake! It was very soft and flavorful. I felt like I could have added some vanilla for more depth.
This is really simple to make with very few ingredients which makes it a perfect breakfast!
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- 1 cup semolina
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup crushed pineapple
- ½ cup (or less) sugar
- 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- ½ tsp baking soda
Mix all the ingredients and pour it into a greased pan. Steam it for about 20-30 minutes till a toothpick inserted comes out clean! Serve it after it completely cools down.